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Good morning Steepster – I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day, mine was very romantic and I thought this tea would help motivate me a bit for the work day ahead.

There is a slight bitterness in the finish of this I am not really enjoying, but it could be that my steeping parameters were off. Otherwise it is reminding me of a gunpowder, very vegetal in an artichoke sort of way, earthy, I’m picking up a hint of smoke.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Romantic? That is all you are going to say? Spill the beans!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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